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Interested in STEM Core 2016-2017?


  • Interest in STEM
  • Full-time Foothill student
  • Eligibility for MATH 105: Intermediate Algebra

The program starts this fall. Complete these steps!

  1. Apply for admission to Foothill College.
  2. Schedule an appointment to take Math placement tests.
  3. Fill out the STEM Core interest form.

You can also join in Winter 2017.

  • We are extending acceptance for STEM Core through the start of Winter 2017.
  • Eligible students will need to be placed in MATH 48A: Pre-calc I for the start of winter quarter.

Got Questions?

The STEM Core at Foothill College is a cohort-based learning community seeking to increase the number of students in the fields of engineering and computer science.

Women, veterans and first-generation college students are encouraged to apply!

Students in the program will be guaranteed admission into the three-quarter sequence, take courses together, and compete for high-quality paid engineering and computer science internships at places like NASA Ames and Lawrence Livermore Lab.

STEM Core Program Benefits

Academic & Social Support

  • Extra tutoring and student support
  • Small learning group

Guaranteed Registration for STEM Core Courses

Fall 2016
MATH 105: Int. Algebra    
ENGR 49: Engineering Careers
CS 49: Intro to Computer Science

Winter 2017
MATH 48A: Pre-Calc I
(MTWRF, 8 a.m.-9:50 a.m., 1/9-2/19)
MATH 48B: Pre-Calc II
(MTWRF, 8 a.m.-9:50 a.m., 2/20-3/31)

ENGR 10: Intro to Engineering
(TR, 1p.m.-4:15 p.m., 1/9-3/31)
- OR -
CS 1A: Object-Oriented Programming Methodologies in Java
(MW, 10 a.m.-11:50 a.m., 1/9-3/31)

Spring 2017
MATH 48C: Pre-Calc III

ENGR 6: Engineering Graphics
CS 1B: Intermediate Software Design in Java

Math Bridge to Calculus

  • Advance from Intermediate Algebra to Calculus in three quarters
  • STEM Core cohorts around the state pass classes at 20-30% higher rates than non-STEM Core
  • Extra tutoring, registration, internships limited to STEM Core participants

Internships and Field Trips

  • Compete for paid summer internships at NASA Ames and other employers.
  • Experience field trips to local engineering and computer science employers.


Please contact Donna Miranda at 650.949.7665 or email, Subject: STEM Core.

Page last modified: December 06, 2016